We sailed onboard Viking Venus on 4th November 2022 for the 'Ancient Mediterranean Treasures' itinerary. We have sailed with Viking before (both river cruises and an ocean cruise), but I have to sadly report that Viking's high standards are slipping to make them comparable to cheaper cruise lines.
Issues experienced were:
1) Poor service. On a daily basis we had to find waiters to serve us. On a few occasions I had to walk round to find someone to take our drinks order.
Viking Venus Cabin Number 6095 - Category PV1
This cabin is located at the rear of the ship (the aft end) and is overall a good-sized cabin which is very comfortable to stay in. However, there a few issues to be aware of:
1) This cabin is situated directly below the aquavit terrace. Be prepared that if you are not an early riser you will be woken up by scraping of chairs overhead, as well as scrapping of chairs at approximately 3.00am every morning as the cleaning crew spruces up the area.
2) Sound proofing was not great; you could clearly hear the passengers next door.
3) You will feel the movement of the ship due to its location, especially so in strong winds/stormy weather.
Apart from the points above, it was a lovely spacious cabin to stay in. The sliding balcony door was a nice detail, and the overhang over the balcony does not obstruct the view too much.